Pirates minor league report for June 18, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 37-31) defeated Buffalo (Blue Jays), 5-2. LHP Cam Vieaux (2-0, 4.15) earned the victory after pitching six innings with six strikeouts and two runs allowed on four hits. Vieaux did not surrender a hit through five innings. 1B Will Craig (.279) went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer and three RBIs. His home run was part of a thee-run seventh inning, which gave the Indians the 5-2 lead. Craig has 16 homers and 44 RBIs in 64 games. SS Cole Tucker (.302) was 2 for 4 with a run scored. J.B. Shuck (.306) went 0 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. LHP Tyler Lyons (3-0, 2.13) recorded his third save. Next: Wednesday at Buffalo, 7:05 p.m.
ALTOONA (Double-A, 35-32) won 3-1 over Harrisburg (Nationals). The Curve scored a run in each of the first three innings, and the Senators scored in the third. CF Jared Olivia (.222) went 3 for 3 with a double and a run scored. SS Alfredo Reyes (.151) and 2B Mitchell Tolman (.248) each drove in a run on fielder’s choices, and C Arden Pabst (.232) added a sacrifice fly. RHP Beau Sulser (5-0, 1.25) got the win after throwing three scoreless inning of relief with a strikeout, a walk and two hits allowed. LHP Brandon Waddell (1-2, 2.25) gave up one run in four innings with five strikeouts and two hits allowed in a no-decision. RHP Matt Eckelman (1-2, 5.16) recorded his ninth save. Next: Wednesday vs. Harrisburg, 6:30 p.m.
BRADENTON (High-A, 37-31) won 8-6 over Clearwater (Phillies). The Marauders owned a 7-0 advantage after two innings and an 8-1 lead after three before the Threshers scored five unanswered runs. 3B Dylan Busby (.216) went 2 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and a second-inning grand slam, which put Bradenton ahead 7-0. Busby has 14 home runs and 41 RBIs in 60 games. RHP Brad Case (1-0, 4.09) earned the win after surrendering two earned runs — three total — on six hits in seven innings with five strikeouts. RHP Nick Mears (4-2, 2.87) recorded his third save. Next: Wednesday vs. Clearwater, 6:30 p.m.
GREENSBORO (Low-A, 44-25) are on All-Star break until June 19. The Grasshoppers have six players selected to play in the South Altantic League All-Star Game on June 18, including 1B Mason Martin (.263), CF Lolo Sanchez (.301) and RHP Brad Case (7-1, 2.45). Next: Thursday vs. Delmarva (Orioles), 7 p.m.
WEST VIRGINIA (Short season-A, 3-2) beat Mahoning Valley (Indians), 10-3. 1B Nick Patten (.222) and RF Juan Pie (.300) each doubled twice and scored a run. Pie drove in four runs and Patten knocked in one. The Black Bears used five pitchers with no one lasting more than three innings. RHP Jacob Webb (1-0, 0.00) recorded the win after throwing 1 1/3 spotless innings with a strikeout. Next: Wednesday vs. Mahoning Valley, 6:35 p.m.
WASHINGTON (Frontier League, 12-23) lost 5-4 to Evansville. DH Mikael Mogues (.265) led the Wild Things going 2 for 5 with a double, a home run and two RBIs along with two runs scored. J.J. Fernandez (.307) drove in a run for his 21st RBI in 35 games. RHP Jesus Balaguer (1-2, 2.45) recorded the loss after throwing 1 2/3 innings of relief, giving up the game-winning run on two hits. RHP A.J. Bogucki (0-1, 4.90)lasted six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Next: Wednesday vs. Evansville, 7:05 p.m.